Phrasal Verbs beginning with the letter "A"
- ACCOUNT FOR
- (inseparable)to explain
George's wife was angry at him because he could not account for the lipstick on his collar.
- ACQUAINT WITH
- (separable)to make someone aware of or familiar with someone or something
You should acquaint yourself with cultures from around the world.
- ACT UP
- (intransitive)to behave poorly(human);to reoccur(disease);to malfunction(machine)
I think I'll stand rather than sit because my hemorrhoids are acting up again
- ADD ON
- (separable)to increase or enhance something by joining or uniting something to it
We've decided to add on another bedroom to the house.
- ADD UP
- (intransitive)to result in a certain total
I've calculated that over and over, but it just doesn't add up.
- ADD UP TO
- (inseparable)to result in a certain total
The money I lost in the slot machines added up to over three hundred dollars.
- ASK FOR
- (inseparable)to deserve a negative consequence
George is asking for trouble.
- ASK IN
- (separable)to request someone to come in
At the end of the date, I asked Mary in.
- ASK OUT
- (separable)to request someone to go on a date with you
I asked Mary out again. She refused.
It seems that "on" as in "add on" is a bit reduntant, doesn't it? I can't tell any difference between "We've decided to add another bedroom to the house." and "We've decided to add on another bedroom to the house."
I can understand why you feel that it sounds a little reduntant; however it is a phrasal verb and this is the native English usuage. Your sentence "We've decided to add another bedroom to the house" is correct; however it is more native like to hear the phrase "add on" in this case. Great comment.
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